Andrew Woodhead - LIGHT - A Human Centred Design approach to mental health

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August 27, 2020

Andrew Woodhead - LIGHT - A Human Centred Design approach to mental health

Think of 8 people that you know. That's the number of people that die by suicide every day in Australia. This is a statistic that needs to change and it is our duty as designers and architects of experiences to address this problem.

During this talk, I want to take the opportunity to:

Present my story to the design community on how I have battled, and continue to work hard to manage my anxiety and depression;
Explain what it feels like to deal with anxiety and depression and how I used creativity to produce a beautifully illustrated short story, offering hope and help to all my readers;
How working with a multidisciplinary team allowed me to create and craft a product that used human-centred design to create an effective, helpful and informative tool;
Present my learnings and proven strategies that anyone can try, learn and practice to improve their mental health.

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August 27, 2020
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